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The only purpose for which power can rightfully be exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. ... Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
John Stuart Mill (more quotes by John Stuart Mill or books by/about John Stuart Mill)
(1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
On Liberty (1859)
Civilization, Individualism, Power, Sovereignty